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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

This month's issue
Volume 25 No 7 01 August 2015

CGeol at 25

Chartership is 25 years old. 

Tracey Radford and David Shilston, Chartered Geologists, Atkins Ltd., take an engineering geological perspective

25 years of CGeol

Feature: Bullard's Fit

Douglas Palmer* celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sir Edward Bullard’s computer-aided solution to the Atlantic jigsaw.

Sir Edward Bullard and Atlantic jigsaw fit

Steps and Cycles

Andy Chadwick* and Paul Williamson~ explain how interaction between continuous trend with natural climate cycles produces the observed stepped pattern of global warming...

Steps and Cycles Datasheet

Hunting Pterosaurs

Elizabeth Martin-Silverstone* describes her investigations into pterosaur flight, and the evolution of flying vertebrates

Pterosaur flying
Latest articles

Quarrying industry in Wales - a history

The first impression is of a weighty, colourful...

GSL logo

Awards 2016

Make your nominations for our 2016 Awards, writes Stephanie Jones.

Sir Edward Bullard

Bullard's fit

Douglas Palmer celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sir Edward Bullard's computer-aided solution to the Atlantic jigsaw.

Careers Day 2014

Careers Day 2015

Calling all sponsors and exhibitors!

Tracey Radford

CGeol at 25

Chartership is 25.  Tracey Radford and David Shilston take an engineering geological perspective

IG Medal Jewel

Chartership and the environment sector

Matt Whitehead believes that the question over achieving Chartership is not 'why?' but 'why not?'

Peel Letter_Aug15

Funding Fossil Collections

Correspondence illuminating the dynamics behind the acquisition of geological collections by public museums in the 19th Century, by Philip Compton

Smith County Map _ Geobakeoff_Liz Laycock

Great Geobakeoff 2015

Sarah Day thanks the interpid geo-bakers who took part in the second Geobakeoff.


He had a dream

As geologist and science writer nina Morgan discovers, faith can sometimes move mountains.

James Jackson _ Wollaston Medal 2015

Society Awards 2015

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Awards.

See pictures of the winners and read the Award citations & Replies. 

Book_ Anthropocene

Online Book Reviews

Read book reviews that have been received in 2015.

17 new reviews are available now with this month's Special.

Edmund Nickless

Edmund Nickless to retire

The Executive Secretary has announced his intention to retire in September after 18 years.

Raymo - first female winner of the Wollaston medal

Honorary Fellowships

Maureen Raymo was the first female recipient of the Wollaston Medal, the Society’s most senior medal (picture, in 2014 with President David Shilston).
Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.